Sarah Wallis

Poet & Playwright

recent publications

A Jewel for Esmeralda Idle Ink Aug 2020

Butterfly Soldier Tiny Seed Aug 2020

The Bell Capped Buddhas Tiny Seed Sept 2020

A Stage of One’s Own Slackline Cyberstories July 2020

Orpheus as a Fish Fly on the Wall Press Summer 2020

Three poems by Sarah Wallis Lunat...

Sarah Wallis is a poet & playwright based in Scotland. She has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA and an Mphil in Playwriting from Birmingham University. Theatrical residencies include Leeds Playhouse and Harrogate Theatre. Current stagework includes Laridae – see trailer – and work for Leeds Fr...



Art is by Immy Smith, who translated a couple of lines of text from my poem Poet & Fox (published in the Ways to Peace anthology, which marked the 2019 United Nations Day of Peace celebrations) into Morse code. She then transcribed the dots and dashes into a fox face shape as shown in her...

Thoughts on Aiming at 100 Rejections (29/02/2020)

It was almost the end of 2015 when I first heard about the writers #100rejections challenge. The idea is to submit your creative work to more prestigious places than you might be brave enough to if you weren’t chasing the numbers. It takes the pres...

editing, proofreading, tutoring, critique and commissions


  • The Rain King (extract) 22nd Feb 2010 Hampstead Theatre, London, Start Night.
  • Eggshells April 2010 Live Theatre Newcastle, Short Cuts.
  • Dark Caravan May 2010 Theatre503 London
  • Meltwater November Carriageworks Leeds SY showcase.
  • Monday Jan 2011, Hull Truck Studio, Script Yorkshir...